Northwoods League baseball: Huskies outhit Loggers

Duluth has three games left in the first half of the regular season.

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LA CROSSE — The Duluth Huskies kept the offense flowing throughout Friday's game at La Crosse, collecting 14 hits and scoring in six of nine at-bats in a 9-7 victory over the Loggers in Northwoods League play.

La Crosse tied the back-and-forth battle with three runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 5-5, but the Huskies responded with two more in the fifth and scored single runs in the seventh and eighth innings to keep the Loggers at bay.

Five Huskies had multiple hits, led by a 3-for-5 game from Eduardo Rosario, who doubled and drove in two runs. J.D. Rogers, Kristian Campbell, Peyton Powell and Devin Hurdle all had two hits apiece. Campbell homered and finished with three RBIs.

On the pitcher's mound, Nolan Lebamoff earned the victory in relief, tossing the middle three innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits. He recorded seven of his nine outs via the strikeout. Jake Christianson was called on for a three-inning save, also fanning seven batters.

Jordan Donahue went 3-for-4 to lead the Loggers (15-16), who had 12 hits of their own.


Duluth (17-13) took over first place in the Great Plains East division by a half-game, as Eau Claire, which started Friday a half-game ahead in the standings, lost 4-3 in 12 innings at Great Plains West leader St. Cloud.

Duluth and La Crosse meet again on Saturday.

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